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Stateside: James Craig launches bid for governor; feminist art house; mixed back-to-school feelings

Wooden structure fills the inside of a room for artist Jessica DeMuro Graves exhibit "Womb Room" in the Womxnhouse Detroit exhibit
Courtesy of Jessica DeMuro Graves
An in-progress shot of artist Jessica DeMuro Graves "Womb Room" exhibit. The experiential art installation is part of the Womxnhouse Detroit exhibit.

Today on Stateside, we hear about the chaotic start to the gubernatorial campaign of former Detroit Police Chief James Craig. Then, artists transform a Detroit house into an exploration of modern feminism. And, we hear from two families about their complicated feelings about going back to school amid the ongoing pandemic.

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Amid a swarm of protesters, former DPD Chief James Craig announces his bid for governor

  • Zoe Clark is program director at Michigan Radio.

Detroit exhibit explores “The Art of Being Female” through immersive works

  • Laura Earle is co-curator of Womxnhouse Detroit.
  • Jessica DeMuro Graves is a multimedia and interdisciplinary artist based in Detroit and Chicago. Her contribution to the Womxnhouse Detroit exhibit is called “Womb Room.”

As kids return to school, families' COVID-19 concerns vary

  • Erin Allen is a producer for Stateside.
  • Rachel Ishikawa is Michigan Radio’s podcast producer.
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